Felix Gamez

Violin, Viola Teacher

Felix Gamez

SAA Member

Felix Gamez is a violinist and teacher originally from Houston, Tx and currently based in Cleveland, Oh. He is a graduate of the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music where he studied with Andrzej Grabiec, former concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and Polish National Radio and Television Symphony. While at Moores, he held principal positions in the school symphony, chamber orchestras, and opera orchestras. Since graduating, he has continued his private studies with Dr. Kirsten Yon and has recently completed Unit 1 Suzuki teacher training with Rolando Freitag.

As an orchestral and chamber musician, Mr. Gamez has performed with the Houston Heights Orchestra, Brazos Valley Symphony, the Woodlands Symphony, and the Bayou City Symphony among others. In past summers, he has participated in the Texas Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival.

Mr. Gamez has been teaching privately since 2012. His students have have won top positions in the Texas Music Educators Association region orchestras and have scored superior ratings in Univeristy Interscholastic League solo and chamber performance contests. Mr. Gamez’s students have also performed in and held principal positions in groups such as Houston Youth Symphony and the American Festival for the Arts orchestra. Additionally, he has coached chamber ensembles and sectionals and given workshops at several schools in the Greater Houston area.